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CHIN 3013 - Understanding Chinese Language for Chinese Speakers

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: Native or near native Chinese language proficiency (including Chinese dialects)
Assumed Knowledge: Completion of junior secondary school or above in China, other Chinese speaking countries or regions, or equivalent with native or near native Chinese language proficiency (including Chinese dialects)
Assessment: Worksheets 20%, Oral group work 30%, Essay (1500 words) 50%

This course is intended for native or near-native speakers of Mandarin studying Modern Standard Chinese in Australian context. The course aims to introduce students to the essentials of the Chinese language so as to enhance their proficiency in the practical use of the language in the Australian context. It focuses on important aspects of the language including its writing system, historical development, and its social and regional variances. Topics covered in this course include Chinese among world languages, Chinese in China and overseas, Romanisation schemes, the phonological, lexical and syntactic features of Chinese, the historical development of Chinese, reform of the Chinese language, analysis of traditional & simplified scripts and teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Australia.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11478 LE01 220 19 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
18444 LECO 90 10 No details available
Note: This is an Online Lecture. You may attend the physical lecture if seating is permitted.